Mental Health Defenses to Crimes: Know the Differences

Facing criminal charges, especially when involving mental health conditions like autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, or developmental disabilities, can be overwhelming and … [Read more...]

Parental Withholding: A Cautionary Yarn

Once a parent files to determine custody and visitation, they are often faced with months long wait times before they can have a final trial of their case on the merits with a Judge. In the meantime, … [Read more...]

Navigating a Lawsuit as a Business Owner: Key Considerations

Facing a lawsuit is a significant challenge for any business owner. The key to effectively handling this situation lies in understanding the process and ensuring both your personal and business … [Read more...]

How Bankruptcy Lawyers Handle Residential Leases

People experiencing financial hardship typically file for bankruptcy under either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Each chapter has its own implications for residential … [Read more...]

Bankruptcy Courts Try On ‘Zoom’ for 341 Hearings

Driven in large part by the COVID-19 pandemic, the legal industry has seen a significant shift towards virtual proceedings. Among the various virtual tools available, Zoom has emerged as a crucial … [Read more...]

Driver Privilege Card in Virginia

  A new change to Virginia law allows non-U.S. citizens to qualify for a Driver Privilege Card, which functions as a driver's license exclusively for non-U.S. citizens. This card grants … [Read more...]

Avoiding Probate in Virginia

Clients often approach our office seeking to put an estate plan in place that will help their loved ones avoid the probate process.  When asked, our first three suggestions to our clients in order to … [Read more...]

Estate Planning Tips for Parents of Minor Children in Virginia

We often have clients approach us asking questions regarding putting a plan in place for their minor children should something happen to them.  A difficult subject for any parent to address, we start … [Read more...]

What is a Guardian ad litem (GAL) and what is their role in a Virginia Court?

What is a GAL? Per the Supreme Court of Virginia, a Guardian ad litem (GAL) literally means “guardian for the suit.” A guardian ad litem is an attorney appointed by the Court to assist the court in … [Read more...]

What Does a Buyer’s Closing Attorney Do in Virginia?

If you are looking to purchase a home and considering hiring an attorney to assist with your closing, you may be wondering what does a Buyer's closing attorney do?  Along with being able to provide … [Read more...]